Natl Museum of Amer History -- Event: Democracy Day: Panel 1: Revolutionary Questions at 250:
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Description of Pictures: Revolutionary Questions at 250
How the ideals of the Declaration of Independence have spurred change
The U.S. has inspired the world with ideals expressed in the Declaration of Independence. But how have the ideals of the Declaration spurred change, resistance, new definitions, and shifting directions across 250 years? A panel of experts reflects on the Declaration as a living document -- its past, present, and future.
The event was introduced by:
* Anthea M. Hartig, Director of the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History
* Melody Barnes, Executive Director of the Karsh Institute of Democracy
* Megan Beyer, Director of the Office of Art in Embassies @ U.S. Department of State
* Cynthia Steele Vance, TV reporter and real estate agent
* Megan Howell Smith, Senior Creative Developer, Office of Public History, National Museum of American History
* Barbara Clark Smith, Curator of Political History, National Museum of American History
* Benjamin Filene, Deputy Director of Public History, National Museum of American History
* Christopher W. Wilson, Director, Experience Design, National Museum of American History
* Theo Gonzalves, Curator of Asian Pacific American History, National Museum of American History
This panel discussion is part of “Democracy Day: Art and Democracy in American History,” hosted by the National Museum of American History, the University of Virginia's Karsh Institute of Democracy, and the U.S. Department of State’s Office of Art in Embassies. Democracy Day events will take place throughout the afternoon of Sept. 19 and will feature exhibition tours by artists, conversations with scholars and artists about the relationship between art and democracy in America, and demonstrations and activities to engage museum visitors. The conversations over the course of the afternoon will explore different ways that art informs and shapes democracy and democratic culture by helping audiences engage with one another, with shared values and principles, and with the world.
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DEMP1_230919_045.JPG: Anthea M. Hartig
DEMP1_230919_096.JPG: Anthea M. Hartig, Megan Beyer, Melody Barnes
DEMP1_230919_168.JPG: Megan Beyer
DEMP1_230919_183.JPG: Melody Barnes
DEMP1_230919_199.JPG: Cynthia Steele Vance
DEMP1_230919_240.JPG: Christopher W. Wilson
DEMP1_230919_245.JPG: Theo Gonzalves
DEMP1_230919_248.JPG: Benjamin Filene
DEMP1_230919_251.JPG: Barbara Clark Smith
DEMP1_230919_257.JPG: (left to right) Christopher W. Wilson, Theo Gonzalves, Barbara Clark Smith, Benjamin Filene
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